major arcana

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major arcana

  1. The 22 trumps of a deck of tarot cards.
    • 1977, Italo Calvino, The Castle of Crossed Destinies:
      Besides the ten numeral cards and the four court cards (King, Queen, Knight, Page) for each of the four suits (Cups, Coins, Clubs, Swords), there are twenty-one tarots proper (also called the Major Arcana), plus The Fool.

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